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    PC Power Supply Help

    The power supply on my PC is on its way out, the fan sounds like its about to just give in so i need a new power supply.

    ive found the same on on ebay (cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/…dll?ViewItem&item=120307935690&cguid=06ecbe2211d0a0aad3928ce2ff129418)

    however i think thats a tad expensive. can someone help me find a cheeper one which is similar to this? ive seen some however i dont know if these are all universal? and can i put a 300watt one in when the current one is 280?

    this is one ive seen: cgi.ebay.co.uk/300…318


    thanks in advance

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    6.95 sounds like a reasonable price, of course the same amount on postage is what makes it unreasonable! lol....You should be able to get these from discount PC stores for under a tenner. I wouldnt see any obvious barrier in using a 300W, just as long as the number of power connections on it are enough to accommodate the devices you need to power, which it probably will have anyway but always a good idea to check these things before you buy.

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    StevenA2000_uk;3343372

    6.95 sounds like a reasonable price, of course the same amount on postage … 6.95 sounds like a reasonable price, of course the same amount on postage is what makes it unreasonable! lol....You should be able to get these from discount PC stores for under a tenner. I wouldnt see any obvious barrier in using a 300W, just as long as the number of power connections on it are enough to accommodate the devices you need to power, which it probably will have anyway but always a good idea to check these things before you buy.



    got the same cables i think, just need to know if it'll fit ok in my case now

    Check out this one, its £10.50 delivered from eBuyer.

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    StevenA2000_uk;3343395

    Check out this one, its £10.50 delivered from … Check out this one, its £10.50 delivered from eBuyer.]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/20083



    think ill go for that, thans mate. repped :thumbsup:

    no probs. Cheers.:thumbsup:

    FSP = Fortran Sparkle Power, which is a very good brand so if you've got one of those currently I'd be wary about replacing it with a cheaper one of a similar rating as it's going to deliver less power.

    If you can find that FSP model elsewhere for a similar price (there's no telling if the ebay one is fake or not) then I'd go for that, a power supply is a pretty important PC part as everything else is connected to it.
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